We are currently on a world tour and hardly a day goes by without us booking accommodation somewhere in any country. Whether a hotel, hostel, bed and breakfast, apartment, apartment, or tent: you almost always have to book. In the high season, you often cannot afford to just walk into a place and book the next accommodation that you can find. With time you become a booking professional! We have put together our five best tips for cheap hotel bookings mmc996, which are guaranteed to save you a few euros from your booking:
Book directly at the accommodation
Many providers of hotels, hostels, and other accommodations have their own websites, on which you can also book your room directly via more or less good booking systems (or the good old telephone). Discounts of 20% and more are not uncommon, because the commission to the platforms does not have to be paid by the hotel. So: Search and make a decision on a booking platform and once you have made a decision, just google the accommodation, you will surely find what you are looking for and can save money on your hotel booking!
Genius, Rewards & Co.: Use frequent booking discounts
The larger booking portals have discounts for frequent travelers for everyone who travels more often in the year: With us, you get, for example, a free night after ten booked nights, the value of which corresponds to the average of your last ten bookings.
They always exist: Find coupons on the Internet.
This is actually a tip for cheap bookings, which you do not have to mention, but many bookers do not use it: There are tons of more or less useful vouchers out there on the Internet, and there are websites that collect and provide them. Often, they honestly don’t work, but it’s not uncommon for them to work.
Airbnb: Weekly and monthly discounts save money
More and more accommodations, whether apartments, hotels, or hostels, are also offering their rooms on Airbnb. For a long time now, the portal has not just been used to discover private apartments. Searching here is simply more fun because the interface is simply beautiful, simple, and clear. And best of all: the prices are often lower than those of Booking.com, as Airbnb requires less commission. And even better: For longer stays (from about a week), many accommodations give weekly and monthly discounts of around 15% to even 30%. Sometimes more sometimes less. This is a feature that we painfully miss at Booking.com.
Be flexible: avoid weekends and holidays.
When we travel, we very quickly forget the days of the week and be honest: do you know the holidays in your holiday country? Noooo? But you should! Prices tend to rise up to 100% and more these days and also on weekends. However, not all accommodations participate, and so there are always those that offer the same price every day.